Saltville (VA) Jeffrey C. Weaver

ISBN: 9780738542119

Published: March 15th 2006

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128 pages


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Saltville (VA)  by  Jeffrey C. Weaver

Saltville (VA) by Jeffrey C. Weaver
March 15th 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 128 pages | ISBN: 9780738542119 | 10.22 Mb

Saltville, Virginia, lies on the banks of the North Fork of the Holston River on the border between Smyth and Washington Counties. Its history began very long ago- in fact, archeological evidence suggests extensive humanhabitation there for moreMoreSaltville, Virginia, lies on the banks of the North Fork of the Holston River on the border between Smyth and Washington Counties.

Its history began very long ago- in fact, archeological evidence suggests extensive humanhabitation there for more than 14,000 years. Saltville was named because it was a source of salt, -and by the end of the 18th century, a thriving industry was born.

During the Civil War, Saltville attained considerable importance to the Confederate government as a supply of salt. A large Confederate army garrison was maintained there, and extensive fortifications were constructed. After the Civil War, the town led the way in industrialization of the South. Flipthrough the pages of Images of America: Saltville to learn why Saltville is one of the most historic places in the world.



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